The German government, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has provided two million Euros for the implementation of the second phase of the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) in the country. The Programme Director of CARI, Mr...
12,000 Borno farmers affected by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State have been enlisted in the federal government’s National Food Security Programme. The 12,000 Borno farmers are expected to benefit from the emergency agricultural programme, which is to be executed...
The Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said that Nigeria’s monthly food import bill fell from $665.4m in January 2015 to $160.4m as of October 2018. He said the reductions in food import were recorded on rice, fish, milk, sugar...
Blessing Obi, 26, is the founder of BMFoods. The Mass Communication graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, tells MAUREEN IHUA-MADUENYI what inspired her business What inspired you to establish BMFoods? For me, entrepreneurship is not just about freedom, rewards, opportunity windows, packaging...
The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has said the number of people in need of food assistance has reduced in the troubled North East Nigeria. FAO, quoting the latest results of food security analysis, obtained during...
The popularity of non-military drones has skyrocketed in recent years. It is now possible to get your hands on an easy-to-fly drone with an HD camera for less than $300 and it is only going to get more affordable....
World food prices slipped in September 2018, with only sugar posting a rise, the UN food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy products,...
Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has spoken extensively on how he will improve certain sectors of the country, if elected as president in the 2019 general elections. In an interaction on Twitter, Atiku who is seeking the presidential ticket on the...
South East governors and other Igbo leaders yesterday said no to the establishment of cattle ranch in Ebonyi State or any state in the zone as proposed by the Federal Government. The governors also declared support for the ongoing call...
The Anambra State Government has doled out the sum of N3.8 billion for agricultural development in this year’s farming season in the state. Out of this amount, N1.5 billion would be invested in land development, N2 billion on provision of...